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>> a big wildfire burns out of control in big sur, already 15 homes have been destroyed and 500 acres scorched. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning, it's tuesday, december 17. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm brian hackney. frank is off this morning. all right. let's get a check on the weather with lawrence. how's it looking? >> it's looking very good, michelle. we're going to see some sunshine and a mix of clouds outside today. out the door, a little cool to begin with early on this morning. but i think as we look toward the afternoon, we're talking about some sun and a mix of clouds. 60s and 70s still possible i think as you head toward the santa cruz area. still, you see a lot of clouds working their way across our skies this morning. overall still see the offshore wind. 68 san jose, 65 san francisco. let's check your "kcbs traffic"
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with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. we'll get a check of the east bay. mostly green on our sensors. i think we can show you a live look at westbound 24 traffic. if you are heading out of the caldecott tunnel and towards the macarthur maze, westbound traffic looks good. it's actually the eastbound lanes. they have some roadwork past highway 13 towards the caldecott tunnel until about 6:00 this morning. and here's a live look at our westbound 580 sensors coming through the altamont pass, it's starting to get crowded now out of tracy continuing to north flynn. and then traffic once again moves at the speed limit. 5:00 roadwork we saw on the bay bridge should be gone and everything looks good between oakland and san francisco. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you. >> thank you. developing overnight, a house under construction collapsed and moved down a san francisco hill in the middle of the night. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is in the twin peaks area with more. cate. >> reporter: police have been here overnight babysitting this scene. take a look for yourself. you can see the aftermath. and that debris that has come
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down from the street above which is crown terrace and the twin peaks neighborhood in san francisco. the house is in the process of being remodeled. it was lifted up on supports so the foundation could be redone and last night, at around 10:30, those supports gave way and the house slid down the hill behind it. it stopped at a retaining wall and now that wall is all that stands in the way between the fallen house and the homes below. >> the building is very wedged into the hillside with the retaining wall standing a good three or four feet above the base of the building which is what we want to keep the structure from going down any further. building inspectors say that retaining wall is strong enough to support the home. no homes below have been evacuated at this time. and no one was hurt in this incident. but the big question this morning is, how are contractors going to move this home from that hill? michelle? >> well, cate, you mentioned no homes have been evacuated. no other buildings have been red-tagged? >> >> reporter: the building inspector said no. worst-case scenario even if
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that building moves a little, it wouldn't build enough momentum to move down the hill. >> cate caugiran live in san francisco, thank you. also this morning, we are following developing news from redwood city this morning. firefighters are trying to knock down a fire burning in a metal recycling plant. a live picture shows roads around the area -- the roads are blocked off. the fire is burning and a spool of scrap metal outside sims metal management on seaport boulevard. heavy smoke is in the area right now. firefighters are determining if air quality is bad enough for a "shelter in place" order. and people in the area have reported hearing explosions. the fire started about 1 a.m. and this might bring back memories because a fire burned at the same facility last month. that fire sent a large cloud of smoke over the area. it caused breathing problems for people then. sims metal had to pay a $20,000 fine for that fire. happening today in oakland, a 13-year-old girl will have one last test to see if there's
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any sign of brain activity. the teen should have been home by now after a routine tonsil removal. instead, she has been declared brain-dead. kpix 5's kiet do is live at children's hospital in oakland. kiet, i guess the parents really had advocated for the doctors to do the test, right? >> reporter: yeah. brian, this has been a huge back and forth emotionally for the family. yesterday, they were told that their daughter was being taken off life support against their wishes because she was brain- dead. the mother made a tearful plea to the doctors. it looks like she will get a second chance today but so far it's probably not going to be good for this family. the hospital isn't saying anything, only that there are unexpected outcomes and risks that come with any surgical procedure. jahi procedure. jahi went in for routine surgery and started bleeding profusely and was found to be brain-dead. she would have been taken off
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life support yesterday but the mother talked them into taking one more test. >> do you have children? you should know how it feels. i won't give up on my daughter. just a little bit of brain activity. keep her on. >> you convinced him? >> i did, i had to. >> reporter: the family is fighting this. they are asking the public if you want to come down and support them, please do so here at the hospital. children's hospital in oakland. >> thousands of tonsillectomies are done every year. they must have a team looking into what happened. will they let people know what happened? >> reporter: the family has asked the hospital not to say
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anything about their case. they are reviewing the case closely. >> thank you. an arraignment this morning for a man accused of throwing two cats into san francisco bay killing them. eric patterson allegedly grabbed the belongings of a woman along pier 24 including a feline carrier which ended up in the water. patterson is charged with two felony counts of animal cruelty. a woman accused of killing a teenager in san francisco is charged with manslaughter. jennie zhu is charged with two counts of reckless driving. police say zhu was driving 80 when she slammed into a minivan in september. 16-year-old kevin san in the van was killed. his mother and sister were seriously injured. through an interpreter, kevin's father says he doesn't know what happened. >> i want her to reflect and think why this happened and the
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cause of this devastating consequence to my family. >> zhu will be back in court on thursday after posting $300,000 bail. if convicted, she faces up to 7 years in prison. a wildfire is burning out of control in the big sur area. the fire destroyed at least 15 houses and as marlie hall tells us, one person who lost everything is the fire chief. reporter: wind is driving a wildfire burning in the big sur area of california. it's already destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced about 100 people to evacuate. >> i don't want to lose the house. i been there all my life. >> reporter: perez and his family are homeless this morning after the wildfire burned about 500 acres of the los padres national forest. >> me and my dad right now started fighting the blaze with hoses but it was too late. >> reporter: more than 600 firefighters are working to save homes around this popular tourist destination. >> they did such a great job
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and they busted their butts trying to save my home and many others up there. >> reporter: martha carson is the fire chief of the big sur volunteer fire brigade. she is still working even though she lost everything. >> i just haven't absorbed it all yet. i walked out the door to go what i thought was a fire somewhere else and there was ashes and sparks going right by my front door. >> reporter: firefighters say cooler weather and calmer winds today should help them contain this fire. marlie hall for cbs news. >> a wildfire this late in the year is unusual. but this particular year not surprising because we're experiencing the driest calendar year on record. in other headlines around the bay, san francisco's midmarket area just went high- tech. the city flipped the switch on free wi-fi along market street yesterday. it stretches all the way from the embarcadero to castro street. you can access it under the name san francisco free wi-fi.
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the fbi is hoping this fake beard will help nab the guy tied to five bank robberies in northern california. he is known as the bad beard bandied. his most recent robberies were earlier this month in dublin and sunnyvale. the suspect didn't use a weapon during any of the heists but investigators consider him armed and dangerous. east bay shoppers are warned to watch out for parking lot predators. a pair of women claiming to be mother and daughter targeted several drivers at this el cerrito safeway parking lot. a driver pulls into the lot, one of the women pounds on the back of the car, pretending she was hit. both suspects then demand cash from the driver for medical bills. jasper holt says of the victims -- one of the victims came up to him looking for an atm. >> what do you need a teller for? he said well, this old lady out here said her daughter say i run over her mother. and i needs $200. >> el cerrito police say two
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women seemed to be targeting older men. in one case, they followed a victim to his home demanding $1,200. but when police arrived, the women left empty-handed. the suspects may be driving a blue 2003 honda crv. the senate is scheduled to vote today to begin debate on a bipartisan budget bill. democrats need help from republicans in order to gain the 60 votes needed to move forward. if that happens, it's virtually assured the budget will pass and be signed into law. the bill would ease the effects of across-the-board spending cuts known as the questionsster. it would also say -- sequester. it would save $23 billion over 10 years. new this morning, secretary of state john kerry is visiting the philippines. he is there to show american support for the country. kerry pledged $32.5 million to help the philippines, vietnam and other southeast asian countries protect their territorial waters as tensions with china increase. tomorrow kerry will visit areas hard hit by the deadly typhoon. time now 5:10. santa's skin color in question
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this morning all because of what a teacher told a black student at a christmas party. plus, singer justin timberlake invites a special fair of fans on stage and they steal the show. we'll tell you why in a minute. >> not records but still very nice outside but that's all about to change. get ready for cooler air. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and our 880 roadwork has been cleared so now it's a smooth ride through oakland. we have been getting a lot of responses and we still want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. you can ask a question or share a gripe by e-mailing crazy@kpix.com. or tweet me at #ewengerkpix. and continue to watch to see if your question gets answered on our air. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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♪[ music ] days after beyonce dropped her surprise album last friday, she is already breaking records. beyonce has sold more than 617,000 copies on itunes. her fifth album has 14 new songs and 17 new music videos. itunes says it's the second best selling album on the website this year. justin timberlake holds the
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first spot. queen bay is trending. that's what they call beyonce, brian. [ laughter ] >> also multivitamin. a new report finds most vitamins are effective. hall of fame, kiss and others inducted into the 2014 rock hall of fame. free shipping tomorrow. those packages will be delivered by christmas eve. and "anchorman 2" the movie comes out tomorrow. remember, you can follow us on twitter at #cbssf. justin timberlake doesn't just think about romance. he makes it happen. >> a love struck couple were at the center of attention at a recent concert of his. watch. ♪[ music ] >> coming up on stage. >> oh, my goodness. there's justin. he brings them up on stage. you will never guess what happened next. joshua clemens asked kim martin to marry him. >> just like, there's no way and i got up there and it was
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and i was in total shock. i couldn't do anything but just stand there and like, oh, my goodness! >> she said no. [ laughter ] >> no, just kidding! joshua has been planning the event with justin's "people" since june. they also went back stage to hang out with the star after the show. so if you want to meet justin timberlake i have a scheme by which you can do that. >> pretend to get married. >> we should say, too, by the way, you know, ray price passed away. ray price great country singer, you know, back from the hank williams era, the original hank williams and roger miller got a start with ray price. >> he had been ill for some time. >> he had been ill for some time died at the age of 87 and was absolutel one of the top legendary guys of country music. >> let's check the roads with elizabeth. we'll take you out flying. we are going to do some fake chopper 5 action right now. you can see the slowing on our sensors over the altamont pass and just stop it right there. it looks like the slowest traffic now is from 205 to
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about vasco. and then we see our speeds sensessers turn back to green towards the -- sensors turn back to green towards the castro valley y. you can see it as we give you the full long shot of the yellow sensors. 16 minutes between the altamont pass and 680. all right. checking other places around the bay area, also in the east bay, if you are traveling the eastshore freeway, this is a smooth commute all the way past the carquinez bridge into berkeley and richmond towards the macarthur maze. your east bay travel times including the eastshore so there was that drive time there 18 minutes and the nimitz and once again the 580 drive looking great so far at this hour. we haven't seen too many big accidents since we have been on the air. westbound 237 silicon valley commuters only 6 minutes heading out of milpitas towards sunnyvale. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." for more on your forecast, yesterday was gorgeous, hoping for the same this morning. >> it was a beautiful day yesterday. had a record set in oakland for a high temperature there but
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things changing today. still mild, but not quite as warm. outside we have a couple of clouds floating on through. that low pressure system continuing to spin off the coastline but overall we have actually got offshore flow that's bringing with it some nice weather as the air sinks approaching the coastline at the surface warming the temperatures up. i think mostly sunny this afternoon a couple of passing high clouds and much cooler temperatures as we head in toward tomorrow and thursday, as well. out the door right now, a little cool in spots in some of the valleys, 39 degrees in concord and livermore. 36 in santa rosa and 42 in san jose. high pressure still in control. that low spinning off the coastline is sending a few more clouds in our direction. otherwise looks like a mild day and then this changes as cooler air comes our way. 60s and 70s into the central valley. around the bay today you will see high clouds continuing to school to scoot by and sunshine in between so a nice day. temperatures, almost 70 morgan hill. a lot of 60s in the east bay and very comfortable and above normal for this time of year.
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usually we are in the 50s and low 60s. as we look out over the next couple of days we'll begin to cool down, breezy wednesday and thursday with a few more clouds too and over the weekend temperatures warming up and again still no rain in sight. >> we need that. >> yeah. >> i do love your snowman tie. >> is that right? >> yeah. >> cool. >> may not feel like the season but i'm trying to look like it. >> you look the part. >> thanks. speaking of the season, there is a different kind of santa fight under way in one school district. a man claims his freshman son who has autism was called out when the students dressed up for christmas last week. now he wants the teacher, who allegedly said the following, fired: >> santa claus is white. what are you doing wearing that? >> christopher was embarrassed and ashamed like he had made a mistake. this is racial in its context and that's my issue. >> albuquerque district reps say the teacher has apologized to the family and is on
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administrative leave. the father says his son's holiday spirit is all but lost. he didn't even want to decorate the family's christmas tree. all right. it's 20 minutes after 5:00 on tuesday morning. paul mccartney is going wild in the stands for a t-shirt. but what sir paul wants he doesn't always get. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, the 49ers lose a key piece on offense and a 61-yard field goal in a thriller on monday night football with huge play-off implications coming up. >> what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at coolschools@kpix.com. we may come and feature your school on the show. ,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,
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good morning, everybody. the defending super bowl champion ravens desperately needed a win last night in detroit to have a chance at defending their title. the lions needed a win to stay atop the nfc north division. something had to give and it did. john harbaugh happened to be under a dome after last week's snow globe game. happy to be under the dome. lions down 5 stafford found joseph farry in the end zone with 2 minutes left. he missed the two-point conversion, a one-point lead and justin tucker for the ravens from 61 yards out, it is good!
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he kicks six field goals in the game and baltimore won 18-16. fullback bruce miller of the 49ers will likely miss the rest of the season after injuring his shoulder blade on a reception in the 4th quarter. miller is a darn good blocker but was also third on the team with 25 catches. channel 5 as you covered the finale at candlestick park beginning monday night at 4:30 with live coverage from the stick. then the falcons and 9ers, and the "5th quarter" afternoon. cardinal hosting new mexico. this was over early. 13 points unanswered in the first half to put the game away. game high 32 seven rebounds. stanford wins in a route 75-41. so a loss for the 49ers with the news on bruce miller so looks like anthony dixon may fill in there at fullback for
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the time being. i'm dennis o'donnell. we'll see you tonight. play of the day for sir paul mccartney trying to get his hands on a t-shirt at a 76ers nets game in brooklyn. he comes up short empty-handed. >> oh, well. >> he enjoyed the game. first lady michelle obama is revealing what she will give her husband for christmas. some children asked her about it yesterday. >> don't put this in the papers because he is going to read it tomorrow. i might get him some workout clothes. [ laughter ] >> that's what he wanted, though. he said that's what he wanted. don't think -- i'm not just forcing my husband to work out. [ laughter ] >> it's not clear what kind of workout regimen mr. obama will adopt beyond the pickup basketball games he already enjoys. now 25 minutes after 5:00 on tuesday morning.
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it's something millions of americans do every day. the new evidence that vitamins are a big waste of money. >> reporter: and a teenager who has been declared brain-dead, doctors have given her a second chance. i'm kiet do. we have a live report coming up. ,,
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a rare health warning for ts time of year. the danger live in san francisco, a home fell down a hill in the twin peaks neighborhood. are other homes in danger? we'll tell you coming up. a rare health warming for this time of year. the danger inside shellfish across the state. >> very mild temperatures around the bay area but that's all about to change. we'll talk about that coming up. >> traffic control going on around a scrap metal fire, two
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alarms in redwood city. we'll tell you the streets impacted coming up. good morning, everyone. it's tuesday, december 17. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm brian hackney. frank is off this morning. some developing news in oakland. this morning, a 13-year-old girl will undergo one last test that could save her life. the teen was declared brain- dead after a routine tonsil removal. kiet do is live at children's hospital in oakland where doctors are ready to take the girl off life support. >> reporter: the family has been holding vigil out here at the hospital. they have been tearfully pleading with doctors and yesterday they got their wish, one last chance for their daughter. >> these are people in the waiting room with us. these are friends and family. this is not even all of them. so all these people right here got the same belief that we all have that she could still wake up. >> don't pull the plug! don't pull the plug! >> if you guys are out there at home, you guys want to come down here and come help support us, you're more than welcome
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to. please come down and help us save jahi. keep jahi alive. >> we love you. >> reporter: it was supposed to be a routine tonsillectomy, but following the surgery last monday, 13-year-old jahi mcmath experienced severe bleeding leading to cardiac arrest. doctors declared her brain- dead. yesterday the family says hospital staffers informed them the hospital was going to take jahi off life support against their wishes but late monday evening, jahi's mother says she convinced the doctor to try one more eeg a test of her brain for activity. >> they are telling me straight up the coroner is coming to get her come say your last good- byes and i went and cried to this plan and said just check her brain -- to this man and said just check her brain one more time. i asked him, do you have children? he said yeah. then you should know how it feels. i won't give up on my daughter. maybe a little bit of brain activity. so pray for my daughter. >> so you convinced him? >> i did. i had to. [ crying ] >> reporter: and tonsillectomies are very common
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in the u.s. however, deaths are not all that unusual. and they happen just like they did in jahi's case, bleeding, coughing up blood and cardiek arrest. >> the hospital is investigating? >> reporter: as public as the family is on the streets, inviting the public out to join them in their fight, they have asked the hospital not to say anything. the hospital is respecting their wishes and right now they just say that they are reviewing this case very, very closely. >> so sad. it's tragic all the way around. kiet do live in oakland, thank you. all right. on this early tuesday morning, let's have a look at what was a record-setting day yesterday. >> yes. we had one record. one record in oakland. >> you warned us about that. >> but it was very nice. we had 60s and 70s. we are going to see some cooler temperatures today but still mild. if you are headed out now, a few passing clouds, otherwise i think by the afternoon, we are going to squeeze in some sunshine and temperatures again in the 60s toward the coastline
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even mid- to upper 60s inside the bay. and 60s maybe low 70s in the warmest spots inland and toward the santa cruz area. still you can see a lot of high clouds streaming across our skies this morning. we are going to see more of that on and off throughout the day today with a mix of sun and clouds. still some very comfortable temperatures and above normal 68 in san jose. about 65 degrees in san francisco. and about 67 degrees in oakland. let's check your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. we still have this fire burning at sims metal yard. it's a scrap metal yard in redwood city. chp is doing traffic control around the area so seaport boulevard will remain closed for the next couple of hours. they are letting traffic use woodside road, highway 84 instead. of course, it will impact the beginning of the morning commute. a quick look outside, bay bridge toll plaza looks good into san francisco. back to you. >> thank you. a home going up in san
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francisco's twin peaks neighborhood ended up going down, down a hill. kpix 5's cate caugiran is on the scene gathering new information about the overnight collapse. >> reporter: the aftermath is astonishing! you can look right there see that debris that's fallen down the hill? part of the home is actually wedged in a corner and a retaining wall is all that stands in the way between that home and the ones below. one neighbor said it sounded like a dump truck dumping its load but it was a house that was being remodeled that collapsed. the home was put on supports so that the contractors could redo the foundation but last night at 10:30, the supports buckled and the home slid down the hill where it stopped at a retaining wall. >> and it fell just the way we wanted it to because it's all in the corners of the building which is much stronger and it should somewhat, you know, contain the situation. >> reporter: inspectors decided not to red tag the house that's down the hill from the one that collapsed. they say worst-case scenario is
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the building did move a little bit. it wouldn't have enough momentum to make it down the hill. this morning tasked with figuring out with what happened. nobody was hurt. cate caugiran, kpix 5. san francisco police say the 100 block of graystone terrace will be closed. new this morning, some numbers show a growing crime problem in san jose in the last decade. the city's independent auditor finds the crime rate in san jose is higher than state and national averages. the time is takes for police to respond to cause has more than doubled and san jose's smaller police force is clearing a lower percentage of crime than the average city. developing news from colorado, the school where a student gunman opened fire on campus will be closed through the end of the year. a 17-year-old girl shot in the head remains in a coma. during friday's rampage outside denver, one student hid in a classroom. he wrote a note to his family on his hand in case he died.
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>> that morning i didn't really tell my family i loved them or anything like that so i wrote i love you on my hand just so that they knew i was thinking about them and i was praying for them, uhm, and actually ever since the shooting i have been carrying the pen in my pocket the whole time. this is the one i used to write the note on my hand. >> wow. two other students slightly injured were treated and released. police say that karl piersen was trying to settle a grudge with a speech and debate teacher. she was not hurt. tech titans will go to the white house about two hours from now. president obama and vice president biden will meet with executives from the biggest names in technology talking about the problems with the obamacare website and how government can do better with i.t. services. this is a day after a federal judge ruled against the nsa's phone surveillance program originally revealed by edward snowden. snowden is offering his services to brazil. one of the country's biggest
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newspapers has published an open letter from snowden that says he would be willing to help the government investigate u.s. spying on its soil as long as he is granted political asylum. right now a health advisory is cautioning people about toxic shellfish. state officials are warning people not to eat clams oysters or scallops that they harvest on their own. the toxin comes from the algae where the shellfish live and can cause paralysis or worse even kill you. the only say mussels for now come from commercial farms, stores and restaurants. a statewide quarantine usually happens from may to october but it is pretty rare for this time of year. some protestors in san francisco are upset with mayor lee about his closeness to the tech industry. the mayor flipped the switch yesterday on a tech partnership to bring free internet to the midmarket area. protestors across town were angry about the rising cost of living in the city. they say it's fueled in part by an influx of an estimated 1900 well paying tech companies and
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the issue is more than just rent. >> the message to the mayor is, hey, why don't you talk to the rest of san francisco? >> it's really always tempting to point at this group or that group as say they are to blame for our housing woes and the fact, we have made our bed in san francisco. we're not producing enough housing. >> supervisor scott weiner says the housing problem in san francisco runs much deeper. for a decade, construction of new units has not been keeping up with population growth. governor brown says that california could be a model for the rest of the nation when it comes to economic recovery and growth. the state has cut public programs, raised taxes and continues to invest in infrastructure. california's bounced back from a $27 billion deficit to a significant surplus. before you shut down for christmas, a few hours spent reviewing your financial lives may help boost your bottom line and put a dent in your holiday shopping bills.
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that's according to cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger. jill, you say losers are winners at this time of year? i'm sure you will explain. >> reporter: absolutely. if you have investment losses in a taxable account you can sell them to offset gains that you have taken previously in the year. if you have more losses than gains, here's something cool you can deduct up to $3,000 against your ordinary income. it's very valuable come april. if you have more than $3,000 of losses, you can carry over that amount to future years. now, remember, if you are going to sell something and you want to replace it within 30 days, the irs says it cannot be substantially identical. it's known as the wash-sale rule. so here's how you avoid it. wait 31 days. you can repurchase what you sold or you can replace it with something that's pretty close but not exactly the same. so maybe something cheaper even like an index fund. >> what about selling winners? that may be a good idea. >> reporter: a lot of people
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don't want to pay the tax. this year married tax filers with taxable income up to $72,500 and singles with $36,000 or so still have a zero percent rate on long term capital gains and qualified dividends. so you may be at a zero percent rate right now and if you expect your income to be higher in the subsequent years, you may want to take those gains today at the lower rate. remember, your taxable income includes the gain. you have to factor that in when you make your decision. >> since it is the season, how can investors help charities right around now? >> you know, if you itemize your deductions, one great way to lower your tax bill is to donate appreciated securities like stocks or mutual funds. you go directly to the charity and here's the neat part, you write off the current market value not what you paid for them. and you escape the taxes on all those accumulated gains. the charity doesn't care because they're nonprofit they don't have to pay taxes on that accumulated gain.
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one note, overall limit on itemized deductions was reinstated this year. if you are a single filer who earns more than $250,000, a joint filer with more than $300,000, you should really check out these new rules before you do anything. and for more year end strategies go to jillonmoney.com. >> all right. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger, thank you. mega millions mania is taking over the country. the big mega millions drawing is tonight and the jackpot is now at $586 million. that's the second biggest ever. if no one wins tonight it could hit $1 billion by christmas. and, of course, the bigger pot means the odds of winning are worse than ever. 5:41 on tuesday morning. antibacterial soap is supposed to prevent the spread of germs where where's the proof? that's the question the fda is asking. >> this could be a bitter pill to swallow for americans hooked on vitamins and supplements. they may not be working.
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of scrap metal outside. people in the area reported hearing several explosions. as you can see, the heavy smoke is in the area and firefighters are worried now about air quality. >> the incident commander right now and other command staff are working with bay area quality management district and they are going to go through the necessary processes and they are going to make a determination if any kind of "shelter in place" will be issued. >> it was issued during a fire at the same facility last month. that fire sent a large cloud of smoke over the peninsula causing breathing problems for people in the area. sims metal had to pay a $20,000 fine for that. in this morning's healthwatch, the fda is making a move toward increased regulation of antibacterial hand soap. it wants the majorrers of hand soaps and body washes to show their products are safe for long-term daily use and more effective than just regular soap and water. under a federal proposal,
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companies that cannot prove this would either have to change their products or relabel them. some experts say taking a vitamin a day is throwing money away. julie watts with big new findings about the supplements that may surprise you. reporter: from a to zinc and everything in between, americans are hooked on vitamins and supplements. >> i take vitamins. >> multivitamin, b12. >> i take fish oil. >> reporter: but a group of studies just published in the annals of medicine would be a bitter pill. >> they have been unable to show benefits. >> reporter: the doctor worked on the studies and offered a blunt accompanying editorial headlines, enough is enough, stop wasting money. >> they do nothing. >> reporter: the report found most multivitamin supplements are ineffective and that long- term or high doses of multivitamins did not protect against heart problems or cognitive decline.
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it also says in some cases, taking too much of a vitamin can be dangerous. >> one good example would be vitamin e. >> reporter: registered dietician norah ferrera says rather than popping a pill, eat a healthy balanced diet with lean protein, whole grain and lots of fruits and vegetables. >> we can get all our nutrients from food and we should. >> reporter: she recommends five full cups a day of fresh food. >> the reality is eating healthy and being healthy is a full-time job. >> reporter: julie watts, kpix 5. >> prenatal vitamins are a big exception. they are still recommended for pregnant women. ladies and gentlemen, 13 minutes before the hour of 6:00! it is a week before christmas eve. i don't know what that has to do with traffic, but it could be affecting it! [ laughter ] >> yeah. for the past few days traffic is lighter at the bay bridge. people may have been taking holiday time off but yesterday, after the real bulk of the morning commute it was still busy. so you can see just the typical commute right now over at the bay bridge toll plaza. especially in the cash lanes. the middle ones though if you
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are a fast track user that still looks good and they are still doing some traffic control in redwood city. you may have mentioned or heard michelle mention that scrap metal fires still burning up to two alarms. seaport boulevard remains closed. so you can use woodside road, get off on 101 and use seaport on one side, woodside on the other. use woodside highway 84. in the meantime, smoke may be visible from the freeway but not impacting 101 traffic. westbound 580 through the altamont pass, just your usual stuff through here as well but now those yolo sensors extend past -- yellow sensors extend past vasco maybe to the dublin interchange. highway 4 looking really good. no delay through antioch all the way through pittsburg-bay point. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> got another great day ahead here. going to see some more mild temperatures. want to show you a neat shot this morning. here's our live cam from mount vaca. we have a nice shot of the full
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moon. does this look like the beginning of a movie? >> werewolf from london? >> how about "et"? on the bike? that's what our director said. you know what, we are going to see more clouds passing on overhead today. temperatures mild and slightly cooler than it was yesterday. but still not by much. and then much cooler weather as we head in toward tomorrow and thursday. out the door temperatures cool in spots. especially in the valleys down to 39 in concord, 39 in livermore and 42 degrees in san jose. high pressure holding on barely. but that whole ridge is starting to slide eastward so this is going to be the last day of the offshore winds. sfo a few clouds and sunshine no delays are expected there. if you are headed across the country, though, we are seeing some snow on the east coast. we are seeing some hour long delays into new york so make sure you check that. 33 degrees the expected high there. snow also in chicago at 30.
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63 degrees mostly sunny in denver. and 69 very mild into houston. looks like computer models picking up on the high clouds this morning and throughout the day. more of that on and off but nothing to ruin your day. just looks like it will keep things temperature-wise down just a little bit. plan on about 68 degrees in san jose, 67 in livermore, 67 in oakland. and about 65 degrees in san francisco. out over the next couple of days, we'll really notice the temperatures come way down tomorrow. a little breezy too and a few more clouds thursday. then slowly warming things up into the weekend and staying dry. all right. here's your schoolcast for today from bridge field middle school in brentwood. out the door, you might need a jacket. going to be chilly into the 30s there. by lunch recess, up into the 60s. 65 at final bell. go to kpix.com/schoolcast to nominate your school. by the way, sunrise time today
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7:19. sunset tonight, 4:53. >> all right. thank you. we'll be right back. ,,,, yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. did not. yes you did. [ male announcer ] find some peace this holiday. get an 8 piece meal, any recipe, with a dozen cookies baked in-restaurant. the kfc festive feast. that's a lot for just $19.99! today tastes so good.
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let's check the microclimate forecast. a mild day ahead a few passing clouds temperatures well into the 60s but much cooler tomorrow. >> and just when the commute was looking good we got word of a new hit-and-run accident. that's how it's being reported. westbound 80 by san pablo avenue. we'll have a full "kcbs traffic report" coming up. all right. a one-of-a-kind film project is getting under way in the bay area. >> but the taping started 38 years ago when a lone librarian
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started recording the news. john ramos slows us she never stopped. >> reporter: behind a gate in richmond inside these containsers may be the -- containers may be the single most astounding time capsule ever created thanks to a librarian in philadelphia called marian stokes. >> her dream was to preserve television news for the future that people have things to learn from it. >> reporter: so in 1977 when vcrs first became available mrs. stokes began recording her local and national newscasts. every newscast. every day. and she continued for 35 years. when she died last december at the age of 83, mrs. stokes had recorded 140,000 tapes containing roughly 800,000 hours of news. >> i mean, the scale is just kind of stunning. >> reporter: the internet archive in san francisco now has the herculean task of digitizing the tapes for the public to be able to access
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online. and if you are wondering why go to the trouble? who is going to want to watch this? look what we found when they popped in a random tape from 1989. >> this is a cbs news special report. >> there has been what the both the "associated press" and the united press international describe as a quote strong earthquake, a strong earthquake rocked san francisco this evening. >> reporter: watching the images as they happen is like a trip back in time and the fact that closed captioning was preserved means that in the future, researchers should be able to search for video using keywords. but that future may be a ways off because the archivists here say if they ran 400 tape machines 24 hours a day, it would still take two years to digitize mrs. stokes' collection. in san francisco, john ramos, kpix 5. >> the internet archive is asking for donations to help pay for the project. coming up on kpix 5, a home collapses down a hill in san francisco's twin peaks
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neighborhood. we'll tell you what stands between that home and the ones below it. >> and a teenaged girl has been declared brain-dead. her family fights with the hospital to keep her alive. i'm kiet do. we have a live report coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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i won't give up on my daughter. just a little bit of brain activity keep her on. >> you convinced him? >> i did. i had to. [ crying ] >> the family of a 13-year-old girl is desperately trying to keep the hospital from taking her off life support. today children's hospital in oakland will do one last test to see if she has any brain activity. >> it's a loud enough noise that maybe it rumbled the house a little bit. >> a house being remodeled collapsed in the twin peaks area of san francisco. it slid down the hill until a retaining wall stopped it. this morning they will have to
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figure out what to do. >> did such a great job. they saved my home. >> a big wildfire out of control in big sur, also 15 homes have been destroyed and 500 acres scorched. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning, it's tuesday, december 17. i'm brian hackney. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. in redwood city, a fire at a metal recycling plant is now pouring smoke in the area. folks are worried about air quality. the fire department sent a tweet about 20 minutes ago suggesting neighbors stay inside. the fire started at 1 a.m. at the sims metal management on seaport boulevard. several people called 911 after hearing explosions. sims metal management was fined $20,000 for polluting the air during a fire last

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